1 Kings 10:11-12 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
11 The navy also of Hiram (that carried gold from Ophir) brought likewise great plenty of Almuggim trees from Ophir, and precious stones.
12 And the king made of the Almuggim trees pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king’s palace, and made harps and psalteries for singers. There came no more such Almuggim trees, nor were any more seen unto this day.
13 And King Solomon gave unto the Queen of Sheba, whatsoever she would ask, besides that, which Solomon gave her of his [a]kingly liberality: so she returned and went to her own country, both she and her servants.
14 ¶ Also the weight of gold, that came to Solomon in one year, was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
15 Besides that he had of merchant men and of the merchandises of them that sold spices, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the princes of the [b]country.
16 And King Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, six hundred shekels of gold went to a target:
17 And three hundred shields of beaten gold, three pounds of gold went to one shield: and the King put them in the house of the wood of Lebanon.
18 ¶ Then the King made a great throne of ivory, and covered it with the best gold.
19 And the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind, and there were [c]stays on either side on the place of the throne, and two lions standing by the stays.
20 And there stood twelve lions on the six steps on either side: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
21 And all King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the wood of Lebanon were of pure gold, none were of silver: for it was nothing esteemed in the days of Solomon
22 For the King had on the sea the navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of [d]Tarshish, and brought gold and silver, ivory, and apes and peacocks.
23 So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth both in riches and in wisdom.
24 And all the world sought to see Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart,
25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, and armor, and sweet odors, horses and mules, from year to year.
26 Then Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he placed in the chariot cities, and with the King at Jerusalem.
27 And the King [e]gave silver in Jerusalem as stones, and gave cedars as the wild fig trees that grow abundantly in the plain.
28 Also Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and fine linen: [f]the king’s merchants received the linen for a price.
29 There came up and went out of Egypt some chariot worth six hundred shekels of silver: that is, one horse, an hundred and fifty. And thus they brought horses to all the Kings of the Hittites and to the Kings of Aram by their [g]means.
11 3 Solomon hath a thousand wives and concubines, which bring him to idolatry. 14 His God raiseth up adversaries against him. 43 He dieth.
1 But King Solomon loved many [h]outlandish women: both the daughter of Pharaoh, and the women of Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and Heth,
2 Of the nations, whereof the Lord had said unto the children of Israel, Go not ye in to them, nor let them come in to you: for surely they will turn your hearts after their gods, to them, I say, did Solomon join in love.
4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, so that his heart was not [k]perfect with the Lord his God as was the heart of David his father.
5 For Solomon followed Ashtoreth the god of the Sidonians, and [l]Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 So Solomon wrought wickedness in the sight of the Lord, but continued not to follow the Lord, as did David his father.
7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the [m]abomination of Moab, in the mountain that is over against Jerusalem, and unto Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.
8 And so did he for all his outlandish wives, which burnt incense and offered unto their gods.
9 Therefore the Lord was angry with Solomon, because he had turned his heart from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
10 And had given him a charge concerning this thing, that he should not follow other gods: but he kept not that, which the Lord had commanded him.
11 Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as [n]this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my Covenant, and my statutes (which I commanded thee) I will surely rent thy kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, because of David thy father, but I will rent it out of the hand of thy son:
13 Howbeit I will not rent all the kingdom, but will give one [o]tribe to thy son, because of David my servant, and because of Jerusalem which I have chosen.
14 ¶ Then the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, even Hadad the Edomite, of the king’s [p]seed, which was in Edom.
15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host had smitten all the males in Edom, and was gone up to bury the [q]slain,
16 (For six months did Joab remain there and all Israel, till he had destroyed all the males in Edom.)
17 Then this Hadad [r]fled, and certain other Edomites of his father’s servants with him, to go into Egypt, Hadad being yet a little child.
18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran, and took men with them out of Paran, and came to Egypt unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, which gave him an house, and appointed him vittles and gave him land.
19 So Hadad [s]found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, and he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, even the sister of Tahpenes the Queen.
20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh’s house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh’s house among the sons of Pharaoh.
21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.
22 But Pharaoh said unto him, What hast thou lacked with me, that thou wouldest thus go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing, but in any wise let me go.
23 ¶ And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which [t]fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.
24 And he gathered men unto him, and had been captain over the company, when David slew them. And they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, [u]and they made him king in Damascus.
25 Therefore was he an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon: besides the evil that Hadad did, he also abhorred Israel, and reigned over Aram
26 ¶ And Jeroboam the son of Nebat an Ephraimite of Zereda Solomon’s servant (whose mother was called Zeruah a widow) lifted up his hand against the king.
27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king, When Solomon built Millo, he repaired the broken places of the city of David his father.
28 And this man Jeroboam was a man of strength and courage, and Solomon seeing that the young man was meet for the work, he made him [v]overseer of all the labor of the house of Joseph.
29 And at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the Prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way, having a new garment on him, and they two were alone in the field.
30 Then Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and [w]rent it in twelve pieces,
31 And said to Jeroboam, Take unto thee ten pieces: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Behold, I will rent the kingdom out of the hands of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee.
32 But he shall have one tribe for my servant David’s sake, and for Jerusalem the city, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel,
33 Because they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the god of the Sidonians, and Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in my ways (to [x]do right in mine eyes, and my statutes, and my laws) as did David his father.
34 But I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: for I will make him prince all his life long for David my servant’s sake, whom I have chosen, and who kept my commandments and my statutes.
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand, and will give it unto thee, even the ten tribes.
36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a [y]light always before me in Jerusalem the city, which I have chosen me to put my Name there.
37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign [z]even as thine heart desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
38 And if thou hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments as David my servant did, then will I be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built unto David, and will give Israel unto thee.
40 ¶ Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam, and Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
41 And the rest of the words of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the [ac]book of the acts of Solomon?
42 The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel, was forty years.
43 And Solomon slept with his fathers: and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
12 1 Rehoboam succeedeth Solomon. 8 He refuseth the counsel of the Ancient. 20 Jeroboam reigneth over Israel. 21 God commandeth Rehoboam not to fight. 28 Jeroboam maketh golden calves.
1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem, to make him king.
2 And when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (who was yet in Egypt, whither Jeroboam had fled from king Solomon, and [ad]dwelt in Egypt.)
3 Then they sent and called him: and Jeroboam and all the Congregation of Israel came and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous servitude of thy father, and his sore yoke which he put upon us, [ae]lighter, and we will serve thee.
5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
6 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that [af]had stood before Solomon his father, while he yet lived, and said, What counsel give ye, that I may make an answer to this people?
7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be a [ag]servant unto this people this day, and serve them, and answer them, and speak kind words to them, they will be thy servants forever.
8 But he forsook the counsel that the old men had given him, and asked counsel of the young men that had been brought up with him, and waited on him.
9 And he said unto them, [ah]What counsel give ye, that we may answer this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke, which thy father hath put upon us, lighter?
10 Then the young men that were brought up with him, spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say unto this people, that have spoken unto thee, and said, Thy father hath made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us: even thus shalt thou say unto them, My [ai]least part shall be [aj]bigger than my father’s loins.
11 Now whereas my father did burden you with a grievous yoke, I will yet make your yoke heavier: my father hath chastised you with rods, but I will correct you with [ak]scourges.
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